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IH Riviera Maya, Playa del Carmen Spanish School

Welcome to Playa del Carmen!

Welcome IH Riviera Maya, Playa del Carmen...

The school building

The school is located in the very centre of Playa del Carmen, on Calle 14 Norte 171 [ map ], just two blocks from the beach.

The school consists of two adjoining buildings: a colonial style house with a domed roof and terrace at the front which houses the reception, two large student apartments and a new, purpose-built building at the back that contains the teachers' room, the study room, the Internet access room, offices, the classrooms and two more student apartments.

Come and look inside

Looking back out on to the street... Sure, we can stroll down to the beach right away, but come inside first and have a look round!

There are 10 spacious classrooms in total, all with air-conditioning and views of the garden, which is full of exotic trees and plants. There is also the bar area in the garden where students can relax and socialise after class.

Separate from the school buildings themselves, a five-minute walk away, we also have our popular student residence.

There are dozens of bars, restaurants and shops nearby.

The patio garden

Out in our patio... You can tell it's tropical, can't you (and from the Mexican flag that there must be a game on later!)?

The beach

Photos of Playa

Just a 5 minute walk from the magnificent beach that gives Playa del Carmen its name, IH Riviera Maya is a great school in a great location...

It's just about the ideal place for a Spanish course!

The cafeteria

We're in the cafeteria area, in the school garden, just relaxing after class

Open all day

We have a located , which is open form 08.30 to 20.30 Monday to Friday and from 09.30 to 13.30 on Saturdays.

The café provides hot and cold food and drink all day long, so you can come and have breakfast in the school before class, or stay and have lunch after class.

Food served includes many typical Mexican dishes such as quesadillas and nachos, and we also make a variety of freshly squeezed fruit juices. You'll never look at a Big Mac again...!

If you really get into Mexican food (and lots of our students do!), you'll probably be interested in our Mexican cooking classes...

A fun place to study

As we're kind of a small, family sort of school it's a real fun place to study.

I was extremely happy with the course I attended in Playa del Carmen. I felt very well taken care of by everyone at the school. Playa del Carmen is an ideal spot to combine beach life and learning.
Markus (Germany)

Somewhere quiet, too

Actually, they're being a bit noisy, aren't they? Let's find somewhere nice and quiet...

Internet access

The Internet Room at IH Riviera Maya is used regularly for Spanish classes. A typical Internet activity will involve searching Spanish websites for information and students work together with one computer so that they are constantly talking (in Spanish!) about the materials they find as well as the task itself.

When the Internet room is not being used for teaching, it is available for use by students. You can reserve a computer for 30 minutes a day but -- if no one else wants it -- can in fact use it for as long as you wish.

There are several Internet cafés near the school, which offer Internet access for as little as 2 US$ per hour.

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